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ACS – Alarm Control System

ACS – Alarm Control System

Alarm Control System (ACS) ensures that alarm management and notification is automatic, efficient and reliable. Day-to-day and business critical alarms are automatically dispatched to MOTOTRBO™ radios, mobile phones and/or email enabled devices. ACS dispatches notifications to the right person based on the time of day and the competency necessary to respond to the task. The closed loop system ensures that all alarms are acknowledged, resolved and closed. ACS also enables rich reporting features to track: alarm notification, response actions and time to completion.

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Automate Your Alarm Management & Notifications

Alarm Notification & Work Ticket Generation to MOTOTRBO™ Digital Radios & Other Devices with ACS

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Alarm Control System (ACS) is a software application that automatically dispatches safety and business critical alarms and work tickets to MOTOTRBO™ digital radios, Android devices and other mobile devices. When an alarm is raised or a work ticket is generated, ACS immediately identifies the available employee and sends the notification. ACS works as a closed loop system, and the alarm or work ticket is escalated until it is acknowledged. Users respond to the notification to update the alarm or work ticket’s status as it is accepted or declined, and closed.

ACS Features

  • Intelligent scheduler matches the scheduled worker competencies to those needed to respond to triggered alarms
  • System prioritizes alarms to optimize the use of available resources
  • Alarm escalation ensures alarms are escalated to the next appropriate person if an individual declines or fails to respond
  • Listens to alarms from multiple sources
  • Always active and provides automated coverage 24/7
  • Notifications can be simultaneously sent to multiple media via:
      • Emails
      • MOTOTRBOs: Text Messages and/or Audio Alerts
      • Android Devices: SMS and/or Audio Alerts
      • Phones: SMS and/or Audio Alerts

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SMTP Email Listener

This listener is used when the alarm source is capable of sending an email when an alarm is triggered.
Example: hotel management systems, fire panels, data centers, building management systems.

Serial / ASCII Listener

Serial / ASCII Listener

This listener is used when the alarm source writes out alarm information on a serial port when an alarm is raised.
Example: fire panels, building management systems.

MOTOTRBO™ Listener

MOTOTRBO Text Message Listener

This listener is used to trigger alarms activated by pushing the emergency button of a MOTOTRBO™ radio or with the radio's telemetry settings.
Example: panic button activation, monitoring personnel entry in a room.

Android Listener

Android WiFi Listener

This listener is used to trigger alarms activated by pushing the emergency button on an Android smartphone equipped with the ACS Alarm App.
Example: panic button activation, call for assistance

I/O Listener

I/O Listener

This listener is used when the alarm source is a set of input ports which indicate a given alarm situation. Often used in legacy electrical systems and factory automation systems.
Example: connecting to closing contact of wiring in the engine room of a ship.

Text Message Listener

Text Message Listener

This listener is used when the alarm source sends out a wireless text message when an alarm is raised.
Example: integration to telephony option systems (ex: press 4 to report absence).

Desktop Messenger Listener

ACS Desktop Messenger

ACS Desktop Messenger is used to send notifications to individual users and groups. Canned and free-form messages can be sent from the desktop client.
Example: emergency messaging to mobile workers, severe weather notification, basic job ticketing solution.

SNMP Listener

SNMP Listener

This listener is used when the alarm sources are Network Controllers that output alarms in SNMP format.
Example: Data center Monitoring or Building Management Systems.

OPC Listener

OPC Listener

This listener is used when the alarm source is an OPC (OLE for Process Control) server.
Example: factory equipment and machinery.

Command Line Listener

Command Line Listener

This listener is used when the alarm source is capable of executing an external program and insert alarm information as part of its command.
Example: monitoring of servers and other technical machinery operating on the Windows platform.

Database Listener

Database Listener

This listener is used when the alarm source stores its alarms in a SQL database where the alarm can be fetched from.
Example: custom written software such as job ticketing systems and building management systems.

Phone Alarm Listener

Phone Alarm Listener

Dial into RBX from a phone to generate an alarm/request or page someone directly on their radio. Alarm can include information about who generated the alarm (requires PBX system which support caller ID.
Example: dial #4 to generate emergency alarm & email, quickly page employee updates
ACS-Outputs

Increased Productivity & Decreased Response Time

ACS consolidates disparate alarm sources and manages the alarm notification process. By doing so, response times to alarms and urgent events are significantly reduced which leads to an increase in workplace efficiency. Employees are no longer required to verify control panels when alarms are triggered. ACS automatically notifies the concerned individuals based on the time of day and competencies required to respond.

Frequent Use Cases
  • Fire alarm notifications to Fire Marshal and Security department
  • Security breach notifications to Security
  • Factory machinery malfunction notifications to Engineering
  • Afterhours call button in a hotel to Customer Service Representatives

Enhanced Worker Safety & Security

By automatically sending alarm notifications to the appropriate individuals, ACS significantly reduces response times to events and emergencies. ACS reliably ties into employee safety solutions, including third party panic button solutions, and recognizes notifications sent from the MOTOTRBO™ radio & Android panic buttons. ACS is also the backbone for two Teldio employee safety applications: CLW Centralized Lone Worker and MDN Man Down Notifier.

Frequent Use Cases
  • Panic button notifications from campus classrooms to Security department
  • MOTOTRBO™ panic button activation to Safety Officers
  • CLW for periodic monitoring of remote mobile users
  • MDN for continuous monitoring of employees in high-risk environments

Better Accountability

With ACS, generic alarm outputs are transformed into actionable work tickets sent only to the appropriate individuals. The ACS reporting features allow managers and administrators to track how long it takes to respond to an alarm or work ticket, accept it, and close it. ACS further increases accountability by ensuring that alarms are escalated to the next appropriate person if an individual declines or fails to respond to a notification message. This ensures that alarm notifications and work tickets are always looked after.

Frequent Use Cases
  • Work ticket notifications to mobile users and reporting on completion times
  • Emergency alarm notifications escalated until resolved

System Architecture

ACS is a software application installed on a server which automatically notifies the appropriate individuals of alarm notifications, emergencies and work tickets directly on their mobile device of choice. The server interfaces to third party alarm systems, work ticket management systems, building management systems, and other alarm generating sources by listening for alarm triggers. ACS can virtually interface with any alarm sources because of the diversity of its alarm listeners.

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ACS is versatile and can notify employees on the device of their choice. It sends notifications via email and text message, as well as text and audio notifications for MOTOTRBO™ radios, Android devices, and mobile phones. ACS is compatible with all MOTOTRBO™ digital display radios in Direct, Repeater, Capacity Plus, IP Site Connect, Linked Capacity Plus & Capacity Max modes.

What type of radios are compatible with ACS?

ACS is compatible with all Motorola MOTOTRBO™ display portables and mobiles in the following radio network modes:

  • Direct Mode
  • Repeater Mode
  • IP Site Connect
  • Capacity Plus
  • Linked Capacity Plus
  • Capacity Max

With what alarm sources can ACS integrate?

ACS can listen to virtually any alarm source. For more information on ACS alarm sources, click on the Alarm Inputs tab.

To which alarm outputs can ACS send notifications?

ACS can send notifications through 4 outputs: Emails, GSM Text Messages, MOTOTRBO™ Text Messages, and Audio Alerts for radio channels and phones. For more information on alarm outputs, click on the Alarm Outputs tab.

Automatic, Intelligent Dispatching of Work Tickets 

Teldio’s Alarm Control System (ACS) ensures that the alarm and work ticket notification process is automatic, efficient and reliable. Integrating into building management & network systems, ACS automatically dispatches alarms as work tickets to employee’s MOTOTRBO radios, mobile phones and/or email-enabled devices based on the time of day, schedule & competency necessary to respond.

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Smart Tickets ensures that work ticket management runs smoothly from beginning to end. As a team member accepts and closes a work ticket, the remaining group members’ radios automatically update the work ticket’s status. By keeping everyone in the sync, employees are more productive, efficient and the workflow is better managed.

Teldio Smart Tickets

Smart Tickets gives you both, ensuring that work ticket management runs smoothly from beginning to end.

  • Tickets are dynamically updated on all radios as a user accepts the ticket
  • Dynamic responses based on preprogrammed ticket rules (ex: fire alarm tickets cannot be declined)
  • When a user accepts the ticket from ACS, email or cell phone, tickets are automatically updated on all radios

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